CLSEPA Response to the Texas Federal Court Decision on DACA


On July 16, 2021, a U.S. federal court in Texas ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful. Here's what you need to know about the Texas v. US decision:

    1) Judge Hanen found the DACA program to be unlawful, but DACA renewals and advance parole for DACA recipients may continue for now.
    2) The government can continue accepting new, first-time DACA applications but cannot process or approve them.
    3) When the Texas v. US decision goes to the Supreme Court (which will take many months or years) it could affect the availability of DACA renewals and advance parole for DACA recipients in the future.

As a result of the Texas v. US court decision, CLSEPA is not assisting with new initial DACA cases for first-time applicants at this time. For people who already have DACA, however, it is still important to continue renewing your DACA status! CLSEPA holds regular DACA renewal clinics for San Mateo and Santa Clara County residents. To sign up for a DACA renewal with CLSEPA, call the front desk at (650) 326-6440.

For more information about the Texas v. US decision, check out these helpful resources:

National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Responds to Texas Federal Court Ruling on DACA:

National Immigration Law Center (NILC) Frequently Asked Questions about DACA:

Top 5 Things to know about the Texas case on DACA, from United We Dream:

Facebook Live discussion broadcast by the Dreamer Fund and featuring immigration attorney and USF Law Professor Bill Hing, for an in-depth discussion of the Texas v. US decision and information about the impact of this court decision over the long term: